3 Quick and Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas
By Genevieve Cunningham
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You've heard this before. Maybe what they should say instead is: Breakfast is the most hurried meal of the day. If you’re rushing through breakfast most mornings or grabbing something on the go, you're not alone. But how are we supposed to make breakfast healthy when we're so rushed? If you need a quick and easy yet healthy breakfast, take a look at these good options.
Oatmeal might not seem like a fast choice, but it actually takes only a few minutes to cook. As long as you have five to 10 minutes in the morning, then you can definitely eat oatmeal. Oatmeal is a food that improves digestion, is good for the heart, helps stabilize blood sugar, and is of course delicious. If you don't have enough time to cook it, you can also put some raw oats in a cup with a little bit of peanut butter for an even faster healthy breakfast on the go.
Granola and Fruit
Granola and fruit is easy because you simply throw it in a bowl and take it with you. The key is to use the right kind of granola. Many kinds of granola that you find at the store are actually full of sugar and calories. Make sure that you read the package and choose something that is healthy. When it comes to fruit, you can basically choose whatever you most enjoy. If you're looking for the most healthy, then choosing some sort of berry is a good option. If you want more of a parfait, then add a little Greek yogurt, and you have a protein packed delicious breakfast that can be enjoyed almost anywhere.
A Protein Shake
If you need something incredibly easy, just buy some ready to go protein shakes and keep them in your cabinet. These come in many different brands and flavors, and are one of the quickest and easiest meals to take with you when you're on the move. They provide numerous nutrients and vitamins, and they also contain enough protein to really get your metabolism moving. Experiment with flavors, find what you like best, and you have one of the quickest and easiest breakfasts around.
If you're going to eat breakfast, and you definitely should, then you should do it right. A healthy breakfast helps get your body moving in the right direction first thing in the morning. Use these choices to give you a head start. Over time, you may find that breakfast is one of your favorite meals as it gets your day started off well.
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